Two people dead after early morning fire in Hilden: N.S. RCMP

Colchester County RCMP are investigating a fatal fire that occurred Saturday morning. File / Global News

Two individuals were found dead in an apartment building that caught fire Saturday morning.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they responded to a fire at 6:55 a.m. on Truro Road in Hilden, Colchester County.

Local fire departments extinguished the fire and an investigation is ongoing.

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RCMP say the fire is not believed to be suspicious.

“Our thoughts are with the victims’ loved ones at this difficult time,” they said in a release.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Red Cross says 46 tenants of the 22-unit building were temporarily displaced. The Red Cross helped many of them with emergency funding and temporary hotel lodging. Others arranged to stay with relatives or friends.

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Tenants were told by fire investigators to expect to be out of their homes for at least three days.

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